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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,499 760 13.5 12.5-14.7 328 5.4 4.8- 6.2 1,848 25.8 24.6-27.1 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
-FEMALES 3,720 378 11.9 10.5-13.4 161 4.4 3.7- 5.3 948 22.8 21.2-24.4 2,233 60.9 59.0-62.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,501 274 13.7 11.9-15.7 107 4.6 3.7- 5.7 773 28.4 26.3-30.5 1,347 53.3 50.9-55.8
Non-Hispanic Black 780 75 10.2 7.7-13.3 35 4.1 2.8- 6.0 124 12.5 10.2-15.3 546 73.2 69.4-76.8
Other 399 27 5.2 3.1- 8.5 19 4.4 2.4- 7.8 43 11.0 7.6-15.6 310 79.5 74.0-84.1
AGE
18-34 634 78 14.6 11.5-18.4 32 4.4 2.9- 6.5 77 12.7 10.0-16.0 447 68.3 63.9-72.4
35-44 503 54 11.2 8.1-15.3 25 4.5 2.9- 7.0 97 20.6 16.8-25.1 327 63.6 58.5-68.5
45-54 632 103 16.8 13.5-20.8 40 5.8 4.1- 8.1 132 21.4 18.0-25.3 357 55.9 51.4-60.4
55-64 724 76 11.6 8.7-15.1 33 5.4 3.7- 7.9 210 28.9 25.1-33.1 405 54.1 49.7-58.5
65-74 685 51 7.5 5.4-10.2 19 3.2 1.9- 5.4 255 36.5 32.2-41.0 360 52.9 48.3-57.4
75+ 489 15 3.4 2.0- 5.8 11 1.9 1.0- 3.7 165 30.2 25.7-35.0 298 64.5 59.5-69.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 378 58 18.6 13.5-25.0 28 7.1 4.6-10.8 80 19.6 15.3-24.9 212 54.7 48.3-61.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 989 140 15.7 13.1-18.7 38 3.6 2.5- 5.0 254 22.5 19.6-25.6 557 58.3 54.6-62.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,098 135 12.6 10.4-15.3 64 5.5 4.2- 7.2 290 23.4 20.6-26.4 609 58.5 55.0-61.9
College Graduate 1,245 44 3.3 2.4- 4.7 30 2.3 1.5- 3.4 323 24.2 21.5-27.0 848 70.2 67.2-73.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 391 77 21.7 16.6-27.7 26 7.2 4.5-11.4 84 17.1 13.1-22.1 204 54.0 47.7-60.2
$15,000- 24,999 636 88 15.7 12.1-20.2 36 5.5 3.8- 7.9 141 18.6 15.4-22.4 371 60.2 55.3-64.8
$25,000- 34,999 321 34 13.6 9.3-19.3 16 5.4 3.1- 9.3 89 24.6 19.6-30.5 182 56.4 49.6-62.9
$35,000- 49,999 396 42 12.7 8.8-18.0 18 4.7 2.8- 7.7 98 24.1 19.3-29.7 238 58.4 52.3-64.3
$50,000- 74,999 400 38 11.9 7.9-17.5 12 2.5 1.3- 4.7 105 23.6 19.0-28.9 245 62.0 55.8-67.8
$75,000+ 716 29 4.3 2.8- 6.6 13 1.7 0.9- 3.1 215 29.7 26.0-33.8 459 64.2 60.0-68.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,063 143 15.4 12.8-18.5 63 6.1 4.6- 8.0 329 28.5 25.3-31.9 528 50.0 46.3-53.7
No 2,643 235 10.7 9.2-12.5 95 3.7 2.9- 4.7 615 20.8 19.0-22.6 1,698 64.8 62.5-67.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 126 11 8.3 4.3-15.5 *** *** *** 39 32.4 23.7-42.4 72 56.8 46.7-66.4
Non-Veteran 3,588 367 12.0 10.6-13.6 157 4.5 3.7- 5.3 909 22.5 20.9-24.2 2,155 61.0 59.0-63.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,092 78 8.5 6.6-10.9 38 3.5 2.5- 5.0 270 22.1 19.5-25.0 706 65.8 62.5-69.0
Regional City or Suburban 790 77 11.3 8.9-14.4 33 3.9 2.8- 5.6 199 24.8 21.4-28.5 481 59.9 55.8-63.9
Rural 1,838 223 14.8 12.6-17.4 90 5.3 4.1- 6.8 479 22.2 20.0-24.6 1,046 57.7 54.7-60.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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